Crack Lets You Play Battlefield 3 Without Origin

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A new crack from Razer 1911 lets you play Battlefield 3 without having Electronic Arts’ online gaming portal, Origin, running on your computer at the same time.

The crack has been posted on Reddit, and speculation among commenters as well as those of us here at Game Front is that using it will probably get you banned by EA. The whole idea of Origin being tied to BF3 is that EA gets a direct conduit to you and your play habits to advertise to you and sell you games. If you could play without it, it sort of defeats the purpose.

Still, it’s nice that in a world where game publishers seem to be headed toward more oppressive controls over how we play their games, there are skilled gamers out there working to undermine their efforts.

If you’re an adventurous sort, you can download the crack right here.

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10 Comments on Crack Lets You Play Battlefield 3 Without Origin


On November 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

It will most likely not get you banned. The only way you can possibly even get the tool to get detected is if Punkbuster considers it a cheat. If the guys at evenbalance do not consider it a cheat, and remove it from their system, The crack cannot, and will not get you banned, detected, and will not give you any extra advantage over other players besides of the fact that you’re not running 3 differnet things to get a game to play.
I don’t think it’s possible to bypass punkbuster (even though a ton of hackers have no problem doing that) but if Razor1911 are real smart (which they are) then PB should not be able to detect anything.

Also that link doesn’t take you to download link it just takes you to a pastebin…..


On November 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

wow a week from release to crack out Origin, did’t see that one coming.

yes I did. lol


On November 2, 2011 at 5:18 am

Play BF3 without Origin? Maybe I’ll buy the game now. There was no way I was going to buy BF3 if I had to use EA’s spyware to play it.

This “crack” will bring EA tens of thousands of extra tech-savvy and privacy/security conscience customers that otherwise would have been turned off by the insanity of their EULA and Origin client.

Ron Whitaker

On November 2, 2011 at 5:30 am

@John THe reason you see hackers ‘bypassing’ Punkbuster is not because they have some magical formula. It’s simply that PB is a reactive system. They tell the program what to look for, and if it find a known cheat installed, it kicks and/or bans you. When a new hack comes out, it takes a bit for the folks at PB to confirm it and add it to their system.

A further problem with this is the headache of having to switch it out for the original .exe whenever you want to patch the game. Every time a patch is released, it will potentially break this, and if PB is scanning your game files, it may cause you to be flagged as a cheater.

Personally, I haven’t had any problems with Origin, but I know that plenty of people have. It’s basically very similar to how Steam was a few years back before everyone got onboard with it. The biggest reason people hate Origin has nothing to do with Origin itself, and everything to do with the company who owns it.


On November 2, 2011 at 5:50 am

@ mike
Why buy it? I see and hear that key-generators are out now. People are reporting “product is in use” errors when trying to register their brand new keys.

BF3 and Battlelog Development Cost = Millions
Switching over EDLM to Origin Development Cost = Millions
BF3 advertising campaign Cost = $100 Million

Razor 1911 Origin crack and key-generators to thwart anti-piracy and pirate game-play in less than a week after release and those Millions spent.



On November 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Oh dear, People actully found a way to screw over a company trying to screw over costumers?

Im sure EA has there legal deparment trying to twist and bend the law around 40 diffrent angles to try to get this to be a bannable offense… not that EA needs legal support to mass ban people using reverse-engineer’d software to run there games and circumvent the DRM.

Oh well, Hope you people are ready to blame yourselves when you get banned and not EA.


On November 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

Surprize surprize, Razor 1911 nails it again!

Personally I welcome this crack. In all honesty DRM is a gigantic pain in the arse, though of course I can fully understand where the developers are coming from by deciding to use it. HOWEVER, it is also a way to bombard you with irritating ads, something which doesn’t sit too well with me…

Gamers aren’t a bunch of push-overs, meaning that if they want something they’ll buy it at their sole discretion, because they WANT to buy it, not because a developer is trying to ram it down their collective throats. If any of the other boys and gals out there are anything like me, they know EXACTLY what they like and what they’re going to be spending their hard-earned moolah on, so in essence any ads viewed via a DRM GUI ends up being an irritation… to put it mildly. As if one Steam isn’t enough already!

I think folks that actually buy developer’s products need to be given the choice of whether to install via DRM or not. We’re not living in the Nazi Germany of the 1940′s – we’re living in the 2000′s where democracy and freedom of choice are *supposed* to be the cornerstones on which our lives and the choices we make are built.

I guess then it boils down to how much crap you are willing to put up with in order to enjoy your favourite past-time. And if EA wants to go the extreme route by banning folks who use this crack, despite the fact that it can only work on purchased copies of BF3, they can kiss their dreams of COD domination goodbye.


On November 10, 2011 at 2:50 am

Personally i think that once you have paid for a game and you OWN it you should be able to do what you like with it, this includes modifying files and settings. However i do believe that the company has a duty to remove people from THEIR servers if they are caught modifying there files to gain a competitive advantage. I do not condone the idea that i paid for a game to only borrow it from the company that made it. I bought it they made money from it so i own it therefore i can do what i like with it. As for removing DRM well if you remember bad company 2 EA released a 1gb patch just before BF3 was released which removed almost all the DRM from the game and man it made the game much better even on fast machines.


On December 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I can’t find the download?


On February 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

While I enjoy all the BF’s VERY much (Have them all from 1942 to BF3) and have been lining EA’s pockets for years now, I “dont” play ANY of them online. With all the hacks and cheats it just simply ruined the game for me, and now …. sheesh…I personally think its BULLSHIZ that you spend 60 bucks on what you hope is going to be a kick-azz addition to the BF familly, and Im sitting here in front my machine loading the game in total disbelief that I HAVE to go “through” Origin in order to even play it offline!? Sooooo, if I happen to be a consumer who doesnt HAVE internet, Im skrewed.

~So sorry… The game isnt meant for YOUR kind of gameplay. So even though we didnt tell you this pearl of information, we’re still going to keep your money~

EA can kiss my azz. This will be my LAST purchase from them period. Ive been playing thier games since they took over Battletech and Airwarrior (yeah, Im an old fart) and as said above, EA will never see another nickle out of this old fart.

Word of advice? If your concidering buying this game and your NOT a multiplayer fan, save your money. This game is NOT for you. Dont let the thieving bastards from EA rip YOU off too.